Posted August 11, 2014.
The Saint Louis Art Museum is seeking a Head of Conservation who is a leader in the field of conservation, with a specialization in objects, paper, paintings, textile, or modern materials.
The candidate must have a degree from a recognized conservation program, a minimum of ten years’ experience in museum conservation, and a minimum of five years’ experience in administration and staff supervision. A demonstrated knowledge of current conservation practices is required, as well as a strong understanding of internationally accepted guidelines and ethical standards of practice. Strong leadership, organizational and planning abilities, and experience in working collaboratively with staff, trustees, and donors are essential with excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills, and experience with budget management.
The Head of Conservation oversees all aspects of conservation at the Saint Louis Art Museum, in addition to undertaking treatments in her/his specialty. The Museum has four, fully-staffed, modern conservation labs in the areas of objects, painting, paper and textiles that serve a dynamic, encyclopedic collection of more than 30,000 works.